[USN-4333-1] Python vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Apr 21 13:48:00 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4333-1
April 21, 2020

python2.7, python3.4, python3.5, python3.6, python3.7 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in Python.

Software Description:
- python3.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.5: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.4: An interactive high-level object-oriented language


It was discovered that Python incorrectly stripped certain characters from
requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform CRLF injection.

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10:
  python3.7                       3.7.5-2~19.10ubuntu1
  python3.7-minimal               3.7.5-2~19.10ubuntu1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  python2.7                       2.7.17-1~18.04ubuntu1
  python2.7-minimal               2.7.17-1~18.04ubuntu1
  python3.6                       3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1
  python3.6-minimal               3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python2.7                       2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.11
  python2.7-minimal               2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.11
  python3.5                       3.5.2-2ubuntu0~16.04.10
  python3.5-minimal               3.5.2-2ubuntu0~16.04.10

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  python2.7                       2.7.6-8ubuntu0.6+esm5
  python2.7-minimal               2.7.6-8ubuntu0.6+esm5
  python3.4                       3.4.3-1ubuntu1~14.04.7+esm6
  python3.4-minimal               3.4.3-1ubuntu1~14.04.7+esm6

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  python2.7                       2.7.3-0ubuntu3.17
  python2.7-minimal               2.7.3-0ubuntu3.17

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2019-18348, CVE-2020-8492

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